Is this directory safe to delete?

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Sammy20

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#1
\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\

It seems to be a back up directory for the SP1 Install.

Do I still need it?
 
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allan

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#2
I wouldn't. It's SP1's equivalent of dllcache. It's a backup in case files become damaged or deleted.

However, you can copy it to a cd (or slipstream) and then it's safe to delete.
 

Perris Calderon

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#5
do you have a very small harddrive?...are you short space?...if not, you will gain nothing by this deletion, and risk something serious
 
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tbird

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#6
when i install something and windows need a file from these folders, it simply ask me for windows cd

i like to have my windows in its own partition alone, so it will be less fragmented and always fast

and as small i can make their size, better
 
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Sammy20

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#8
Ok, I deleted it. I have SFC fully disabled, so this directory is pretty much useless to me.

Thanks for the help anyway :)
 
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Sammy20

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#9
Just wondering, if anyone has done a fresh install of XP SP1 intergrated, and can tell me if they have that directory their?
 
#11
If you have a slipstreamed Windows XP SP1 CD, you can safely delete the folder.
When a protected file is damaged, Windows will ask you to insert the CD.
 

Brad

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#12
hey guys im gonna ask for advice, and no matter what you say, im gonna do whatever the hell i want anyway...

Brad
 
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Sammy20

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#13
I was just making sure it wasn't an important directory. Which it wasn't, so I deleted it. Far out! Why do you have to be so rude? A you people that bored?

And YES, I am doing this to save SOME space. What's the big deal with that? Oh yes please windows eat up 500 M of my harddrive with useless backup data, thats on the CDROM, and is NEVER needed, and when used causes more hassle (ala uxtheme.dll)
 
#14
Originally posted by Adam S
make sure to also delete the folder "winnt" or "windows" that will really save u some space
:rolleyes:
Originally posted by xxbigeyedfishxx
hey guys im gonna ask for advice, and no matter what you say, im gonna do whatever the hell i want anyway...

Brad
Cool it guys ...
 

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